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Road blocked

March 31, 2014

State troopers report an accident near Walhalla this morning has blocked the highway. Injuries are reported in this morning’s crash, shortly before 8 o’clock at Sherwood Drive and SC 28/the Highlands Highway.

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Cursive handwriting primed for return

March 31, 2014

A panel of Oconee teachers believes it’s in the best interests of local education for cursive handwriting instruction to be returned to their curriculum. Students of yesterday will remember cursive writing for its flowing strokes of characters and rounded angles. Officially, cursive writing has been out of the state’s curriculum for several years. But, according…

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One week of General Sessions Court

March 31, 2014

Seven cases are on the trial docket for this week’s term of Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. Defendants are charged with offenses including driving under the influence, drugs, assault, kidnapping, and resisting arrest. Court takes place at the Oconee Courthouse in Walhalla and Judge Cordell Maddox of Anderson presides.

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Prom dress giveaway

March 31, 2014

Any girl in need of a dress for prom season can get one without charge in Seneca. The dress giveaway continues through tomorrow at 615 N. Townville Street behind the health department—from 3 to 7 p-m each day. This is the fifth year that the Seneca Woman’s Club, in cooperation with Clemson sororities, is providing…

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Challenge to the sitting governor

March 31, 2014

Republicans get a choice this year in who they wish their nominee to be for South Carolina governor. Businessman Tom Ervin filed Saturday as a Republican candidate for governor for the June 10th primary. Ervin’s candidacy presents a challenge to Nikki Haley, the first-term Republican governor who is running for re-election. Ervin owns and operates…

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Qualifying ends in Oconee without a whimper

March 31, 2014

Candidates’ books closed at Walhalla yesterday for Oconeeans to run in the June primary elections, without any new candidates. There will, however, be Republican contests between Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick for their party’s nominaton for Seat One, Oconee County Council and between Andy Inabinet and Paul Cain for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. In…

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A conference call on those electric buses

March 28, 2014

After a conference call today, Seneca’s point man for passenger bus service said it’s his gut feeling that the city’s electric buses will return some time in mid-summer. And that Ed Halbig believes would mean they would finally begin service some time later this year. Halbig took part in a telephone call with Clemson Area…

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BMW announces $1B SC expansion

March 28, 2014

BMW announced today the company will expand its plant in Spartanburg County by a $1 billion investment—expected to mean 800 new jobs. The expansion includes the addition of a fifth vehicle platform at the Greer plant, the X7. Governor Haley was among state leaders joining BMW’s chairman and other car-maker officials for the announcement.

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There are now 75,045 of us!

March 28, 2014

In fewer than three years’ time, Oconee’s population count has surpassed the 75 thousand mark. To be exact, that’s 75,045—a new estimate from the Census Bureau. Oconee gained 417 in population since the 2012 estimate and 772 since the 2010 count. Oconee’s two South Carolina neighbors continue to count populations in excess of 100 thousand—-with…

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National Doctors’ Day

March 28, 2014

Sunday is National Doctors Day—a day for Oconee’s only free medical clinic to thank its handful of physicians who volunteer to see patients there. “We really could not operate without them,” says Vikki Thompson, executive director of the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic at Seneca. The clinic benefits from the volunteer work of six physicians. That’s…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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